Can you trade in your teeth-whitening products for something green instead? Maybe.
Getting more greens in your diet -- along with other veggies and fruit -- could help thwart staining, write RealAge experts Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD, in their new book, YOU: Being Beautiful.
Protect and Destroy
Sure, cutting back on coffee may help, too. But why not make more trips to the produce aisle for extra insurance. Apples, celery, and carrots act as natural stain removers, Drs. Roizen and Oz note in their book, while greens such as spinach, broccoli, and lettuce create a film over the teeth that serves as a stain barrier.
Stain Be Gone
Here are a few more tricks and tips for keeping your choppers gleaming and healthy:
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For good oral health, you need fluoride toothpaste, a soft-bristled toothbrush, floss, and an antiseptic or anti-microbial mouth rinse. The American Dental Association recommends brushing teeth at least twice daily with short back...-and-forth motions, not vigorous scrubbing. More